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Empire Strikes Black Imperial Stout - Beer Camp #6 - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 7.25%
Wants: 50
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: kleffman on 06-11-2009

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Ratings: 51 | Reviews: 27
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Served a dark black-brown color with a thin frothy layer of tan-chocolate head. The head fades down slowly leaving behind some good lace.

S - Aroma is full of sweet roasted chocolate malts with some coffee. There is a touch of earthiness and dark fruit as well.

T - Starts off with some sweet roasted chocolate malts with a touch of dark fruit. through the middle some more bakers chocolate comes through with some coffee and a touch of burnt malts. The finish is a mix of chocolate, roasted coffee, and a touch of earthiness.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry finish.

D - Very drinkable. Overall nicely balanced. Could have used just a touch more body, but it is still a really nice Imperial Stout.

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Thanks to StormKing47 for sharing this bottle at Stout Day 2011. A flock of people merged after the cork was sent towards the chandelier.

A - Poured a pitch black body with a creamy, tan head...the head became rocky and fell to full cap...some lacing was left behind

S - Roasted and charred malts jump out...there is an earthiness brought to the forefront as well as some fruity characteristics

T - The roasted malt flavor is present throughout the whole beer...at some points it presents itself with the charred flavor...now, it never becomes burnt, but the flavors do stand out well...the fruity aroma picked up in the nose is also on the palate...it's actually coming across as a bit of citrus and is pairing well the roast and hints of chocolate

M - Medium bodied...wanted just a little more...roasty, a touch of citrus, bitter

O - I'm not sure how old this one was, but I was very surprised with the amount of hops that were left...the malts were nicely roasted and gave that charred flavor...maybe a little more malt bill for some more body...overall, not bad

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Empire Strikes Black Imperial Stout - Beer Camp #6 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.